A Chilean power company begins construction on a dam that will flood over three thousand hectares of land, including the home of a small indigenous community. Most residents sell out—some apparently coerced—but a small group of women refuses to leave. Esteban Larrain’s 1999 documentary follows the dissenters to the Chilean senate, where one says she’d rather be “under the water but on my own land.” Larrain heightens the drama with effective juxtapositions, following the opening scenes of the peaceful community with views of the massive construction site, and intercutting close-ups of beefy senators with shots of the women in traditional attire. 63 min. Showing with Marcela Said’s I Love Pinochet (2001, 52 min). Both in Spanish with subtitles.